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    James Franco In Talks To Lead Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

    Man of the moment James Franco is reportedly in early talks to take the lead role in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," a quasi-prequel to "The Wizard of Oz," after Robert Downey Jr. bailed on the role and Johnny Depp passed after early discussions.

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    James Franco Calls 'The Social Network' "Classically Made" But Conventional

    Actor/director/writer/painter/Oscar host James Franco stopped by the Movieline suite at Sundance to discuss his latest film, Best Picture nominee β€œ127 Hours,” as well as its competitor and possible frontrunner β€œThe Social Network.” In the candid and clearly uncoached interview (his PR agent is proba...

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    James Franco Says He'll Direct 'As I Lay Dying' This Summer; Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Dano & More Cast

    It looks like one of the many, many big projects James Franco has dipped his toes in the water for is coming closer to fruition. Speaking with MTV on the slopes of the Sundance Film Festival, James Franco went ahead and dropped some truth bombs about one major picture he says he will direct this sum...

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    James Franco In Talks, Offer Out To Kate Hudson For Linda Lovelace Biopic

    Yes, its yet another project linked to James Franco who seems to be spending his time between classes, just calling up producers in Hollywood and chatting with them about projects that pique his curiosity.

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    2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

    "The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as...

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    James Franco, Benicio Del Toro & Michael Shannon Sign On For Mob Killer Pic 'The Iceman'

    Don't be confused. This isn't the film about the same guy -- mob hitman Richard Kulinski -- that Mickey Rourke was linked to earlier in the fall. Instead, this one is based off the biography by Anthony Bruno and it has attracted some strong names to the project.

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    James Franco To Direct & Star In Serial Killer Tale 'The Night Stalker'

    Also Working On Comic Quasi-Documentary With Dave FrancoAnother week, another few projects lined up for James Franco and his burgeoning career as an actor, writer and director.

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    James Franco Talks Potential Adaptations Of 'As I Lay Dying' And 'Blood Meridian'

    Actor Went To Scott Rudin With Test Sequence Of 'Meridian' Starring Mark Pellegrino, Scott Glenn, Luke Perry & Brother DaveAnother turn in the tale of James Franco's very ambitious directorial hopes. After a story broke yesterday revealing the actor's plans to adapt two classic novels -- William Fa...

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    Updated: James Franco In Talks To Write & Direct 'As I Lay Dying'; Circling 'Blood Meridian'

    Also Wraps Indie Film 'The Broken Tower'So we've been spending the morning in a post-New Year's Eve haze, slowly getting back up and running while we wait for the news cycle to once again kick in. And it has. In a huge way.

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    Cate Blanchett In, Greta Gerwig Out For Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

    Filming Begins Next SummerWhile we'll always long for the never-made version of "Greenberg" with Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams, the fact that Ben Stillerand Noah Baumbach are now total besties means that financing probably comes much, much easier for the indie auteur, and if that means he gets more films greenlit, then who are we to complain? It was with much excitement that reports broke earlier in the month that Baumbach was quickly gearing up another film, "While We're Young," a relationship film (shock!) with Ben Stiller and James Franco set to star, and with offers out to both Cate Blanchett and Greta Gerwig. And while we love both actresse...

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